Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS


George "Bud" E. Hudson

September 5, 1930July 29, 2020
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Hudson, George E. "Bud", 89, of Wichita, Kansas entered eternal life, with family by his side, on Wednesday July 29, 2020 in Wichita, KS. Bud was born the son of Clarence and Blanche Hudson on September 5, 1930 in Cherokee, KS. Bud was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church where he met his wife Karen. They were united in marriage on November 12, 2005 in Wichita. Bud served with great pride, in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Bud attended and received his Master’s Degree in Education from Pittsburg State University. He was the Department Head of Driver’s Education at West High School, where he retired after 33 years of teaching. He had a love and passion for teaching which was reflected by the many students that admired and respected him. Bud always said that he looked forward to being with his students every day and always enjoyed going to work. He had a strong desire to Substitute Teach at West High after retirement, and was in the classroom teaching until he was 83 years of age. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, a volunteer for First UMC, and had been in service to the community in many ways. He was a true sports fan, with a love for all sports, especially the WSU Shockers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Royals Baseball.

He was a great man with many talents. He was a left handed pitcher, and first basemen, and experienced playing on a Semi-Pro baseball team, growing up. Bud was a great bowler and craftsman. He was an amazing Dad and coach, and was always there for everyone. He was a very humble man and his life impacted many people with his example of generosity and selflessness. Bud’s Legacy that will be remembered, was in his warm smile, kindness, and soft joy that he brought to all. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care and concern extended to Bud and to his family members, by the staff and caregivers at Regent Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother; Stephen Hudson.

Survivors include his loving wife; Karen Hudson, children; Lacey (Megan Hansen) Hudson, Joy (Anne) Merrill-Schleicher, Chad Merrill, Cindy (Dale) Roach, Brent (Katie) Hudson, grandchildren; Bridget Jackson, Grace Merrill-Schleicher, Amanda (Todd) Roach-McCutcheon, Abby Roach, Zack (Shaila) Roach, Kendall (Trent) Overman and many great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday August 6, 2020 at Hillside Funeral Home, 2929 W. 13th St. N., Wichita, Kansas, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to go First United Methodist Church, TV Ministry, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas.


  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, August 6, 2020



George "Bud" E. Hudson

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Terry Dear

August 6, 2020

Bud I always had a smile on his face and I’ll always remember that. He was such a great person

Lacey Hudson

August 6, 2020

There are so many I don’t know where to start.

Driving to the cabin as a child and adult. How we remembered how to get there with out a map or address.
Our lunch and movie dates
Your hugs
Your calls
Everything. I love you and miss you so much. Thank you for raising me, and thank you for visiting my dreams finally.

Love lacey

Harry Simpson

August 2, 2020

Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Marine Corps.

Carol Huddleston

August 2, 2020

I have always been grateful to Mr. Hudson for his support towards myself (Carol Garrett) and my sister and another female classmate in becoming the very first girls allowed to take his Auto Information class (during the 1968-69 school year). He was a fantastic teacher and did everything he could, together with Mr. Sanderson, to convince the school Principal to allow me to continue the following year in the Auto Mechanics class. Alas, to no avail for me but I heard he paved the way for future female students. He was my strongest supporter and advocated for equality in automobile education for girls. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Valerie Ellington

August 1, 2020

He was a real gentleman and I feel lucky to have known him.

Nancy Dickey

August 1, 2020

Such fond memories of learning to drive with Mr. Hudson. He had the patience of Job dealing with young teenage drivers. I've thought of him and his kindness through the years, especially when dealing with my own teen drivers. Godspeed, Mr. Hudson.

West High Class of 1965

Merle Hoover

August 1, 2020

Mr. Hudson was my first year of Auto Mechanics teacher and his spirit and teaching made the class a lot of fun. After high school I went to work for one of the VW dealers and occasionally I would go by West High and visit with Mr. Hudson and Mr. Sanderson. One day as I walked in the shop Mr. Hudson saw me and his face lit up and he said get over here and fix this car. They had VW for a drivers ed car and wasn't able to get it started. It's a memory I will always have. Class of '71.

Collette Gray Langford

July 31, 2020

I am West High Class of 1967 and I still quote Mr. Hudson about driving. "Stop behind the stop sign and proceed with caution." "Use your turn signals."
"You may have the right of way but you can in up dead right " "Drive defensively. Not offensively."
God's speed, Mr Hudson.

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